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Neverwinter

Platform(s): PC
Genre: Online Multiplayer
Publisher: Perfect World
Developer: Cryptic Studios
Release Date: June 20, 2013

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'Neverwinter' Shadowmantle Expansion Coming Soon

by Rainier on Nov. 21, 2013 @ 4:25 p.m. PST

In Neverwinter, players choose to become one of five classic D&D classes and team up with friends or computer-controlled allies to form five-person co-op groups. Players also create their own storylines and quests utilizing an extremely user-friendly content generation system, tentatively codenamed Forge.

They might not be the most pleasant-looking creatures, but they are definitely a fierce bunch of savage and bloodthirsty warriors. By plaguing the civilized races, Orcs have always been a major threat to humans, elves and dwarfs. Laying claim to the area in the northern half of the old Tower District, Orcs have made the Cloak Tower in Neverwinter their home. Even the most courageous heroes will have to fight their way through the ruins of this district to put an end to the Orc domination and help restore Neverwinter to her former glory.

Featuring the new Hunter Ranger class, and currently available on Neverwinter's public test shard, Shadowmantle releases later this year. In this second free update, players travel to Neverwinter Wood's' deepest region, discover new artifacts, and even choose a second paragon path.

Shadowmantle, the second Module for Neverwinter, is a free content expansion in which players tackle the Dread Ring campaign. Within the Dread Ring is a massive structure built for ritual magic. Players explore the surroundings of this broken but still powerful structure and fight Valindra Shadowmantle's army, including an epic battle with the lich herself. In addition to the Hunter Ranger class and new playable content, Shadowmantle features new systems including Artifacts and Collections, and new Paragon Paths for the original classes.

“We’re incredibly excited to share the release date of Shadowmantle - our second free expansion”, said Cryptic Studios Executive Producer and COO, Craig Zinkievich. “With Neverwinter, our plan has always been to release massive regular updates that provide new unique online experiences with exciting new content for players to explore.”

Shadowmantle continues to fuel excitement and great adventures for D&D fans.  Supporting great storytelling through our digital partners continues to be a priority for the brand and this latest module delivers on that promise,” said Nathan Stewart, Brand Director for D&D at Wizards of the Coast. 

Neverwinter: Shadowmantle will be available on December 5, 2013.


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